I wrote one of those post this week where I had to admit I’m struggling. I hate writing those post, but I have to admit they do seem to get me back in a serious Weight Watcher Zone, for a while anyhow. I had a few comments on that post that also reminded me that many of us struggle in this food/weight battle, and that again, I am not alone in my struggles.
I keep reminding myself that even though I have gained some of my weight back, this last 5 years is the longest that I have stuck with it, and I have not gone back on my word that I would be a Weight Watcher member for the rest of my life. Staying with Weight Watchers and continuing to work on being the best me that I can be, is keeping me from completely going to back to all of my old habits. I am constantly reminding myself of why I am doing what I am doing. I want to be healthy, today, tomorrow, and in 20 years. The only way to do that, is to never stop trying to be a better and healthier me.
This week, i am going to focus on “this week”.
For those of you that are having some similar struggles as myself, I encourage you to do the same. Focus on just this week. Pat yourself on the back for small successes throughout the week that have nothing to do with the scale. Pat yourself on the back for drinking your water. Pat yourself on the back for getting in some activity. Pat yourself on the back for meal planning. Pat yourself on the back for taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Pat yourself on the back for not eating seconds at dinner. Pat yourself on the back for taking the steps necessary to make this a Healthy Week!
I forgot how much I really do NOT enjoy walking on the treadmill, in a room, alone, and how much I really do like to walk outside with a friend!
I got on there yesterday. I literarily kept my pi’s on, put on my walking shoes, grabbed the book I had started reading that I couldn’t seem to put down, and got on the treadmill! I walked 6 Miles while finishing my book!
Reading and walking was not as near as easy as I had thought, but I got the job done and knocked off 6 more miles!
I was home most of the day yesterday, and I kept myself busy and out of the kitchen. I drank 15 glasses of water, so that kept me full (and busy!). I kept telling myself that I was doing a great job of staying out of the kitchen! I had a delight pizza from Papa Murphy’s planned for dinner, but I know how hard it is for me to only eat two pieces, so I made the pizza for Mike, and I made a meal for myself that was satisfying, tasty, and an all around better option for me.
It was a successful day, and I feel ready for the weekend! We have plans to go to dinner with friends tonight, and then to a concert, so I will plan accordingly today.
Here are yesterday’s eats!
1 T. Better n’ Peanut Butter, Banana
I usually make one large pancake with this recipe, but I decided to make 4 smaller ones just so I could stack em up and take this pretty picture! 🙂
Chicken, Carrots, Bell Pepper
Snack Un-Pictured Tall Nonfat Latte
Leftover Salmon and Sweet Potato
Topped with an Egg
Weight Watcher’s Points Plus
I can eat 26 PPV a day.
I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.
I have an allowance of 49 extra points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.
I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.
My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s
Breakfast = Pancakes (5)
Lunch = Chicken and veggies (8)
Snack = Latte (2)
Dinner = Salmon, Sweet Potato, Egg (11)
Total = 26
Exercise = Walked 6 Miles
Activity Points Earned for the Day = 7
Activity Points Earned This Week = 7
Activity Points Remaining This Week = 7
How many glasses of water I drank for the day = 15
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 49
“love the life you live, live the life you love”